By Lynette Rice
July 14, 2017 at 05:02 PM EDT
Big Brother 07/13/17 (screen grab) CR: CBS
Credit: CBS

Look at this way, Cody: At least you got to shed that ridiculous frog suit.

On Thursday’s episode of Big Brother, the 32-year-old construction sales rep became the latest player to get the boot from the CBS game. We asked the Plano, Texas, resident to reflect on his showmance with VIP concierge Jessica, his confrontation with Josh, and what it was like to dress up like a frog.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You couldn’t pull that frog costume off fast enough after you were evicted. What was it like wearing that get-up?
CODY NICKSON: It was this hot, itchy thing that ended up smelling and getting hard and crusty over the days. I just wanted it off of me.

Why did you make that speech when you were being interviewed by Dominique?
I had nothing to lose. I made sure Paul was in the audience because he was going to go to bed early that night. I wanted him to hear it. If anything, that side of the house, they live in constant fear. It’s one fear after another. You should just see the males on that side, just in the sense of seeing Alex perform. I’ve never seen people cower to a girl so much. Matt’s probably one of the biggest p–ies I’ve ever met in my life. That side of the house, they live in fear of everything, so even throwing it out there, they’re cowering. They’re probably running around like chickens with their heads cut off afterwards trying to do damage control. At least Paul was trying to do damage control to keep the group together. But if I could shake things up like that, I was happy to do so, because they were going to get rid of me anyway.

What did you make of that moment when Josh went off on you?
Anytime Josh does these things, he’s just looking for attention. Josh is a straight attention whore. If I have any regrets in the house, it’s that I gave this guy any airtime. All he’s doing in those moments is looking to get airtime. He knows what’s going to be on TV. So after he does little freak-out moments where he’s trying to get a reaction out of me, when I react, of course it’s going to make some kind of entertainment value and he’s going to get some airtime. But right afterwards, Josh will come up to me with a pouty face, acting like a victim, and be like “Cody, can we talk? I just want to let you know that I really respect you, blah blah.” It’s like, “Josh, get the hell out of my face.” All he’s going to do the rest of the time in the house, because he’s doing nothing in the house except being a man-child, all he’s going to do is grab attention off of other people’s relevancy in the house. I’m sure he’s doing it with Paul right now. Anyone that has any kind of relevancy in the house, he’s going to try to jump on their attention and get as much attention as possible. I really hope no one gives him any attention because that’s all he wants.


Did you ever consider whether developing a showmance may work against you?
I avoided Jess like the plague right away, I didn’t want a showmance. I don’t even consider it a “showmance.” I knew Jess was going to be trouble right off the bat for me. She’s everything as far as qualities go, everything that I dig in a chick, she’s like babes a million for sure. I avoided it, I swear I avoided it. I think it offers nothing beneficial to the game and I don’t think I offered anything beneficial to her game by getting with her because it inadvertently made us a team and any risk that I took directly affected her. It’s not whether I wanted to be in a showmance or not, me and Jess got together, it’s just the way it is. She’s an awesome chick.

If you got back into the game, what would be your first move?
Listen to Jess.

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